Call for photographers - The W. Eugene Smith Fund
The W. Eugene Smith Grant in Humanistic Photography is presented annually to a photographer whose past work and proposed project, as judged by a panel of experts, follows the tradition of W. Eugene Smith’s concerned photography and dedicated compassion exhibited during his 45-year career as a photographic essayist.
The W. Eugene Smith Grant in Humanistic Photography was established in 1978 following the death of Gene Smith, the legendary American photo essayist. It is today the most prestigious honor in documentary photography. Every year it recognizes a photographer who has smithfundnstrated an exemplary commitment to documenting the human condition in the spirit of Smith’s concerned photography and dedicated compassion.
The W. Eugene Smith Memorial Fund, a not-for-profit corporation independently administers the grant program that provides photographers with the financial freedom to carry out or complete major photographic essays. For 2012, the amount of the grant will be $30,000. An additional $5,000 in fellowship money will be dispersed, at the discretion of the jury, to one or more finalists deemed worthy of special recognition. Awards will be presented in a ceremony held in New York City in early October.
Deadline for applications: 31 May.
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